In early January, NatLaw Director Boris Kozolchyk traveled to the Doshisha University School of Law in Kyoto Japan to participate in a signing ceremony of on behalf of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Professor Kozolchyk also acted as a guest lecturer for the University while there.
NatLaw and ACCESO Capacitación of Cal Western Law School in San Diego California join forces to train 30 lawyers from Mexico on the theoretical and practical aspects of Oral Trials for Commercial Matters. During the 4 day course, Judges, litigants, court officials and professors were were trained in techniques and skills used in litigation designed around the commercial trial of Mexico.
At the end of December 2012, NatLaw conducted its first ever Oral Trial Training in Colombia! The training was attended by Bankruptcy judges and received great reviews from the students. Instructors included NatLaw Research and Development Director Cristina Castaneda, recently retired United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Charles G.
In early December, with the assistance of USAID-Mexico, the NatLaw training team traveled to Mérida, Yucatán in México to conduct the first “Train the Trainers” session on Oral Trial Skills for judges. During this program, instructors taught students how to teach future trainings of oral trial skills. This is the second time NatLaw’s training team has held a training in Yucatán.
NatLaw’s training team returned once more to Guanajuato to conduct a training November 24-27, 2012. This training was composed of two groups totaling over 100 participants and including mostly public defenders but also some private attorneys. The team received very positive feedback and participants especially like the inclusion of the hypothetical case as the base of all training exercises.